ORIGIN | INDIA
HOW MENTHOL CRYSTALS ARE FORMED
Natural Menthol Crystals are produced through a labor intensive process dating back hundreds of years. This tradition employs mint farmers, distillers and manufacturers from Northern India and other mint growing regions.
IT STARTS WITH MENTHA OIL
Mentha Oil is made from mint plants specifically Corn mint (Mentha arvensis) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita). The leaves and whole plants of mint crops are steam distilled to form the oil. Mentha Oil distilled from Corn mint, contains higher concentrations of the active component, L- Menthol.
The Mentha Oil is carefully filtered to remove water and naturally occurring impurities. It is then cooled incrementally over a period of time. After cooling, the crystalline portion is isolated from the remaining dementholised oil (DMO). The crystals are spread out in a room designed to slowly dry them with a stream of temperature controlled air.
BEST MANUFACTURING PRACTICES
Top manufacturers take great care in filtering and cooling Mentha oil. They systematically isolate and dry the crystals into a finished product. The manufacturers we buy from are certified to employ Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for each of these steps.Their expertise consistently produces large and medium sized translucent crystals that have a colorless appearance. This type of Menthol is USP grade, valued for its high L-Menthol content and absence of impurities. Any claims in purity have been verified by gas chromatography and other analytical methods.